Free Children’s Meals To Be Distributed Today
The group, The Three O'clock Project, has been helping since the beginning of the pandemic to feed children in Acadiana.
Unfortunately, there are still so many families that are needing food. If you are in Lafayette Parish, and your child needs food, you will be able to pick up some free food today.
If you are planning to use The Three O'clock Project location that is located at the Bayou Church on Kaliste Saloom Road. Officials asking anyone coming to the church to enter on the Kaliste Saloom side, and then you will be exiting by using Settlers Trace Boulevard.
So many people in Acadiana are having a hard time getting food to their tables. Thousands of people have been left without jobs due to layoffs because of the Coronavirus pandemic, and people are being left without enough money to feed their children.
There are several locations throughout Lafayette Parish that will be distributing food today.
The locations are as follows:
- In Carencro, the distribution site is at Pelican Park from 1:30-3:00 p.m. The park can be found at 110 Softball Drive.
- In Broussard, the distribution site is at St. Julien Park from 9:00-10:30 a.m. The park is located at 701 St. Nazaire Street.
- In Lafayette, the distribution site is at the MLK Center from 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. The center is located in 309 Cora Street.
According to officials with Second Harvest Food Bank, when the pandemic started, the percentage of people who were requesting food shot up forty percent, and more than likely the numbers have just continue to grow as more and more people are losing their employment.
With our state continuing to be in Phase II of recovery, people are going back to work, but the future of the economy in our state may continue to struggle.
Ben Broussard, Communications Director with Catholic Charities of Acadiana, says that one of the biggest requests that have come into their group is for food.
You can bring your children with you to pick up the meals, and you can simply drive up to ask for the meals for your kids. If your children are not going to be with you, then you must visit the Three O'Project to fill out a form.
The food is meant for children under the age of 18 who need food.
When you drive up, you will be given seven breakfast packages and seven lunch packages for each of your children who need food for the week.
Even before the Coronavirus pandemic, statistics show that one out of every five people in America were considered to be food insecure because they couldn't put food on the stable, and that issue has only been exacerbated by the pandemic.
The food distribution is on Tuesdays of each week.